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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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International Association of Virtual Org
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 345 West Main St., Ste. 201 Durham, NC -
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Advanced across-sensor geospatial applications to support battlefield preparation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0391
Award Amount: $69,450.00


The US Navy seeks science and technology feasibility research emphasizing innovative imagery and data fusion approaches for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and exploitation (i.e., ISR). Interest includes using data from multiple sensors/systemsfor comprehensive and timely ISR, supporting operational users in joint force battlespace environments.We propose to research and develop linear structural modeling methods for fundamentally advancing geospatial fusion. We plan to use the progressive technique to manage and analyze geospatial attributes that affect directly and indirectly latent andmanifest battlespace dynamics. Remotely sensed imagery provides vital information for generating these models, capturing many of the primary indicators for exogenous and endogenous causal relations significant to military planning and operations.We believe this offers a radically different fusion approach. Among others, it is capable of utilizing the wealth of variables typically obtained when analysts work jointly on multiple tasks as per battlespace CONOPS. Furthermore, by examining complexreciprocal causation structural relations focuses on true combined battlespace ISR attributes.There are no known remote sensing fusion solutions using structural relations, yet the civil and military user communities continue searching for fundamental breakthroughs along these themes, and this bodes well for commercialization of an eventualsoftware solution during Phase II. A number of opportunities for a structural relations geofusion solution exist in the marketplace. The most promising involves providing solutions to satellite systems vendors and their value-added resellers and product generation partners for sale andresale. It behooves these companies to help develop more markets and demand for their core imagery products. DoD, civil and science agencies, and academics worldwide are potential customers of bulk sales of the solution. During both Phase I and Phase II,research into all logical marketplaces will be performed to finalize anticipated revenue levels and per unit pricing. We believe at this point that the market value for the solution will be in the $7,500-$10,000/copy range, with embedded versions resold bypartners for roughly 30-50% off standalone pricing.

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Matthew Heric

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Matthew Heric
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DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific, 1010 Gloria Ave Durham, NC 27701

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